Category : Eco-stories

Eco-Stories: April Jones and the Pinehurst Farmers Market

This interview has been edited for brevity and clarity. See the full interview below. In the Pinehurst neighborhood, located in sunny Columbia, South Carolina, April Jones founded the Pinehurst Farmers Market almost two years ago because she saw that the two grocery stores within a mile walking distance in the Pinehurst neighborhood closed suddenly, at […]

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Eco-Stories: Carmen Munhequete – building a resilient Mozambique

This interview has been edited for brevity and clarity. See the full interview below. Carmen Munhequete: Principal Consultant at Environmental Resources Management Carmen currently works as a principal consultant at ERM (Environment Resource Management) based in Maputo, Mozambique.She is an experienced professional, with more than 17 years working in development across the mining-, agricultural-, environment […]

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Whitewashed Hope

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Whitewashed Hope

A message from 10+ Indigenous leaders and organizations Regenerative Agriculture & Permaculture offer narrow solutions to the climate crisis Introduction Regenerative agriculture and permaculture claim to be the solutions to our ecological crises. While they both borrow practices from Indigenous cultures, critically, they leave out our worldviews and continue the pattern of erasing our history […]

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Eco-Stories: Randi from Handep, an Indonesian social enterprise

This interview has been edited for brevity and clarity. See the full interview below. Handep is a social enterprise in the heart of Indonesian Borneo, where we help reconnect our friends and family with their lands and forests for a more sustainable living. We work to empower indigenous women and farmers through sustainable fashion and […]

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Eco-Stories: Jennie Stephens and Heirs Property

This interview has been edited for brevity and clarity. See the full interview below. Jennie L. Stephens has served as the chief leader of the Center for Heirs’ Property Preservation since its inception in 2005. At the Center, she is responsible for overall strategic planning, resource development, financial management and organizational development. She has worked […]

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Eco-Stories: Amy Armstrong, Executive Director of SCELP

This interview has been edited for brevity and clarity. See the full interview below. Amy Armstrong, Executive Director and General Counsel, started working for SCELP in September, 2002, after receiving a competitive two year fellowship from Equal Justice Works, formerly the National Association of Public Interest Law. Once her fellowship ended, she became a staff […]

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Eco-Stories: Alan Hancock – Coastal Conservation Leauge

This interview has been edited for brevity and clarity. See the full interview below. Alan Hancock joined the Coastal Conservation League in 2015 after working for Conservation Voters of South Carolina as their Campaigns Director. Alan has also worked at the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control enforcing and developing air pollution regulations. […]

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Eco-Stories: Queen Quet of the Gullah/Geechee Nation

This interview has been edited for brevity and clarity. See the full interview below. Queen Quet Marquetta L. Goodwine is a published author, computer scientist, lecturer, mathematician, historian, columnist, preservationist, environmental justice advocate, environmentalist, film consultant, and “The Art-ivist.” She is the founder of the premiere advocacy organization for the continuation of Gullah/Geechee culture, the […]

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Eco-Stories: Rebecca Haynes – Conservation Voters of South Carolina

This interview has been edited for brevity and clarity. See the full interview below. Rebecca Haynes, Deputy Director of CVSC Rebecca has over fifteen years of experience working on water policy in South Carolina with communities, utilities, and agencies, most recently at the SC Dept. of Health and Environmental Control and American Rivers. A University […]

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Eco-Stories: Zach Steinhauser and the Purple Martin

This interview has been edited for brevity and clarity. See the full interview below. Zach Steinhauser is a Eco-tour operator based out of Lexington SC who, for the past 3 years, has been taking tourists to view North America’s largest Purple Martin migration roost. His tours began when he found out a surprising fact about […]

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